Airport station (MARTA)
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|MARTA rapid transit station|
Island Platform at the Airport Station
|Location||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
South Airport Terminal
Atlanta, GA 30320
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, ATL Skytrain|
|Opened||June 18, 1988|
|Passengers (2013)||9,173 (avg. weekday) 0%|
Airport is an elevated rail station and southern terminus on the Red and Gold lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system, located at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is served by the Gold Line at all times, while the Red Line generally serves it all day until 8:30 PM on weekdays and 8:50 PM on weekends when there is no scheduled track maintenance.. It features one of only two Ridestores, the only other one being at Five Points.
The upper level consists of an island platform between two tracks, while the mezzanine contains the fare gates inside the airport terminal. Since all trains are northbound from here, the island platform is set up such that the "southbound" side is for Doraville trains and the "northbound" side is for North Springs trains. This is the second busiest railway station on the MARTA system, only surpassed by Five Points.
This station provides access to the airport's North and South Terminals. Free transfer service is provided outside and across the street by the ATL Skytrain to the Georgia International Convention Center and the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility.
|Northbound||→ Gold Line toward Doraville (College Park) →
|Island platform, doors will open on the left / right|
|Northbound||→ Red Line toward North Springs (College Park) →
→ Gold Line (part-time) toward Doraville (College Park) →
|G||Street Level||Entrance/Exit, fare barriers, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport domestic terminal|
The Airport station was opened on June 18, 1988. The station was actually built 8 years earlier during the construction of the airport terminal, on September 21, 1980. However, it was not connected to the rest of the system until the line reached the station in 1988 with the construction of the College Park Station, which was completed the same day the Airport station was opened.
Nearby landmarks and popular destinations
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Delta Air Lines & Southwest Airlines check-in kiosks located inside/near the MARTA station)
- R. L. Brown, Jr. Grady Medical Center (located inside the airport)
- Georgia International Convention Center and Gateway Center (accessed by the ATL Skytrain)
- Consolidated Rental Car Facility (accessed by the ATL Skytrain)
Other transit connections
- ATL Skytrain to the Georgia International Convention Center and the Consolidated Rental Car Facility
The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:
- Route 191 - Justice Center / SR 85-Riverdale Road / Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Plane Train - Another Automated People Mover, similar to the ATL Skytrain, within the airport and underground for travel between terminals.
- "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Hartsfield-Jackson's Rental Car Center (RCC)-ATL SkyTrain". Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Department of Aviation-City of Atlanta. Retrieved 22 July 2015.